The place of Conference
ADIBUM and ARONCAS 2016 Conference are held at University of Hradec Kralove. There are two conference buildings located side by side (building A and J):
Address: Hradecká 1227, Hradec Kralove, 500 03, Czech Republic.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 6.00 – 21.00
Reception desk: +420 493 331 301, 495 512 677
Caretaker: +420 493 331 330
Building A is situated at the heart of the university campus “Na Soutoku” (“At the Confluence”) in the centre of Hradec Králové. When coming by car, park your vehicle in the campus car park. When coming by public transport, get off at Heyrovského bus stop (lines 1, 9, 23, 24 and 28), the campus is located right in front of you. You can also get off at Zimní stadion bus stop (lines 2, 16, 18, 23 a 27), cross the bridge, pass the Scientific Library building, and the campus is located behind the library building on its right side.
GPS coordinates: 50°12’13.237″N,15°49’48.120″E
MAP: link here
Address: Hradecká 1249/6, Hradec Kralove, 500 03, Czech Republic.
Opening hours: Monday – Friday: 6.00 – 21.30
Reception desk: +420 493 332 200
Caretaker: +420 493 332 220
Building J is situated at the heart of the university campus “Na Soutoku” (“At the Confluence”) in the centre of Hradec Králové. When coming by car, park your vehicle in the campus car park. When coming by public transport, get off at Heyrovského bus stop (lines 1, 9, 23, 24 and 28), the campus is located right in front of you. You can also get off at Zimní stadion bus stop (lines 2, 16, 18, 23 and 27), cross the bridge, pass the Scientific Library building, and the campus is located behind the library building on its right side.
GPS coordinates: 50°12’15.473″N,15°49’45.510″E
MAP: link here
City at the confluence – Hradec Králové
The city is situated at the confluence of the Rivers Elbe and Orlice in north-eastern Bohemia. It ranks among the largest and most important cities in the Czech Republic. It is a metropolis of Eastern Bohemia, a regional capital, with seats of state institutions, important companies, museums, galleries, theatres and other cultural and sporting organisations. In addition, Hradec Králové is a university city since there are six faculties of three higher education institutes. The population in the city is almost one hundred thousand and Hradec Králové offers a high standard of living. There are many architecturally important sites in Hradec Králové. To make sure that you do not get lost in this open-air textbook of architecture follow the Sightseeing Routes of the City. Each route has its own topic of a certain architectural or historic period of the development of the city. Information boards are placed along these routes and more materials about these walks can be obtained at information centres on request. More information available here.
TRANSPORT – How to get to Hradec Kralove and University of Hradec Kralove
The organizing committee also offers paid transport services (shuttle bus to Hradec Kralove and back to Prague airport) for your way from and back to Prague airport for 40 €. SEE IMPORTANT ANNOUCEMENT/QUESTIONNAIRE.
Travelling from Prague Václav Havel airport
If you arrive to Prague at Václav Havel Airport and require a train or bus service to Hradec Králové, you will need to get into the city centre first. There are regular public bus services, private mini-bus services or you can use a taxi. The last two options might be considerably more expensive than the reliable public service operating in short intervals. Once in the city centre, you can use bus services from the main bus station Florenc or the one at Černý Most, or train service from the main railway station Hlavní nádraží. Official tourist guide, how to get from Prague airport: http://www.pragueairport.co.uk/public-transport-from-to-the-airport/
There are regular bus as well as train connections between Prague and Hradec Králové. The bus service is perhaps more convenient way of getting to Hradec Králové as the journey takes about two hours and requires no changes on the way. Some trains are direct, some require a change in Pardubice.
For more information and instructions how to get from the Airport to Hradec Králové by train please see a guidebook created by ESN Buddy System HK. (Available here: http://www.buddyhk.cz/sites/default/files/Plane2Train_2014.pdf)
For people who prefer to travel by car there is a very good road network and you will have no problems to reach Hradec Králové from any border crossing point. However, car owners should realise that in Czech Republic are the highways paid and parking in some places, especially city centres, might be a problem.
Dinner evening will be held in a baroque castle “Karlova koruna” in Chlumec nad Cidlinou. There is a chance to ride a carriage with horses around the beautiful park. Every participant can take an accompanying person for 40 €. The castle “Karlova Koruna” (Charles’s Crown) is one of the foremost Baroque castles in the Czech Republic and its plans were drawn by Jan Santini Aichel, one of the main baroque architects of Italian origin. Built in 1721-1723 as the summer-seat of Count Frantisek Ferdinand Kinsky in honor of the coronation of Emperor Charles VI. King of Bohemia, it later took the name “Charles Crown” to commemorate the emperor’s visit to the castle. More information: http://www.karlovakoruna-zamek.cz/
Trip to Prague
All participants can also visit the capital of the Czech Republic – Prague by bus and for additional fee 60 €. Prague was the ancient capital of Charles IV’s Bohemian Kingdom, and has played a pivotal role in the development of Central Europe since the Middle Ages. Its epic history has produced a vibrant city of stunning buildings and lovely old squares, with the result that today Prague is one of the world’s most beautiful cities. As visitors to Prague have increased, tourism has become of vital economic importance to the city. The effects of tourism in Prague are mostly positive. Much of the post-communism reconstruction and regeneration of Prague has been driven by tourism, as ancient buildings have been transformed into fine restaurants and stylish hotels. More information: https://www.britannica.com/place/Prague
Guided tour in Hradec Kralove
All participants can also visit the Old square, White Tower, Cathedral of the Holy Spirit and other sights during the guided tour for additional fee 20 €. More information: http://www.hradeckralove.eu/tourists/highlights
ACCOMODATION (recommended hotels)
Hotel Grand (address: Cs. Armády 295, Hradec Králové)
Nové Adalbertinum (address: Velké náměstí 32, Hradec Králové)
Hotel Vacek “Pod věží” (address: Velké náměstí 165, Hradec Králové)
Hotel U České koruny (address: Tomkova 180, Hradec Králové)
Other accommodation possibilities on Booking.com (link here).
The organizing committee also offers paid transport services (shuttle bus to Hradec Kralove and back to Prague airport), guided tours and social events for all participants. All presenting authors must fill in this questionnaire: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfAqfi9Byz5nQF-smqrc39cYkwTVR9p-rEpQDIL9WpSzr4Icg/viewform.
For further information please contact Ing. Andrea Vokalova on email firstname.lastname@example.org.
University of Hradec Kralove, Czech Republic
From the university website (https://www.uhk.cz/en-GB/UHK/O-univerzite):
Meet the dynamic and youthful environment of the University of Hradec Králové – an institution founded in 1959 that has borne its present name since 2000. At present the Alma Mater of almost 9,000 students, the University of Hradec Králové provides high-quality tertiary education within a large scope of study fields that comprise Social Sciences, Humanities, Educational Studies, Natural Sciences and Information Technology Studies. The applicants can choose from dozens of study programmes that cover almost one hundred study disciplines.
The large number of applications submitted to the University every year demonstrates the high demand for the studies at the University, and it confirms its excellent name. The University of Hradec Králové prepares qualified specialists that succeed on the local labour market as well as abroad. In 2010, the University received the Diploma Supplement Label, a certificate issued by the European Commission confirming that the University meets all standards of European tertiary education institutions. The document is given automatically to all graduates, and it guarantees worldwide recognition of the diploma from the University of Hradec Králové.
The University of Hradec Králové is a vibrant institution, and its constant development is reflected both in academic and construction activities: new faculties and institutes are being established, new study programmes are being accredited, and, last but not least, the construction of the University campus is in unremitting progress. The University campus “Na Soutoku”, “At the Confluence”, is situated conveniently in the town centre within walking distance of the other university buildings, the Educational and Scientific Library, and the old town with many cosy restaurants and bars. In addition to classrooms and lecture halls equipped with latest technology, the campus includes the University Library and Gaudeamus Publishing House, a textbook shop, and an art gallery. The campus visitors will meet enthusiastic young people, Czech and international students as well as members of the academic staff.
The University of Hradec Králové comprises the following parts: Faculty of Education, Faculty of Informatics and Management, Philosophical Faculty, Faculty of Science, Institute of Social Work.